Holdouts!: The Buildings That Got in the Way
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The Buildings That Got in the Way

By Andrew Alpern, Seymour Durst, Vishaan Chakrabarti

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Format: Hardcover, 172 pages, 3rd Edition
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 August 2011
This is a fascinating look at the history and impact of some of New York's most famous holdouts. An empty 9X20-foot site in the middle of Wall Street created by the site's former use as an outhouse. A two-story building surrounded by tall apartments on Upper Broadway that owes its continued existence to the timing of Prohibition. These are the holdouts - buildings that bring redevelopment to a standstill. Holdouts are often considered as David vs. Goliath battles, but is David the little tenant or homeowner who doesn't want to abandon their home to the heartless developer? Or is David the harried builder who has invested huge sums of time and money into creating a development that would be enjoyed by thousands, only to be thwarted by one miserly landowner? "Holdouts!" is a unique pictorial history of some of New York's most infamous holdouts and depicts with vivid clarity the colourful personalities and epic battles involved.
EAN: 9781567924435
ISBN: 1567924433
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Dimensions: 28.57 x 21.44 x 1.98 centimeters (0.86 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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